I was looking through some older projects and decided to share this with you. You might like to consider doing something similar because it could be quite important to your family.
When my mother passed away in 2008 my brother and I had the responsibility of cleaning out her house, of course. My mother was decidedly NOT a pack rack...she was the neatest most organized person I have ever known (well, her sisters are similar!)...that gene did NOT get passed on to me, LOL! She had some favorite possessions...maybe not things that were valuable from a monetary standpoint but valuable to her because they were given to her by someone special or she had purchased it to represent something special, etc.
But then when the time came to go through those things I came across items that I knew had a story behind them but I could not remember what it was. Since both of my parents have passed on those stories are pretty much gone. It got me thinking that I needed to have a way to record the things in my own life that are special to me so that when I'm no longer here my kids and grandkids will know those stories behind these things. And then if they still want to get rid of these things in a garage sale...well so be it! :)
I bought a simple photo album....took pictures of things in my possession that mean something to me or that I particularly like and had those photos printed out in wallet sized prints. Then I just stamped a journaling card and wrote the story behind the photo. Simple but important I think...
Here are a couple of samples: